As Trump pushes 'rigged' election message, nearly 3,000 attend Green Bay rally
GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WLUK) - Donald Trump returned to Green Bay Monday evening, with 22 days remaining before Election Day.
You can watch Trump's rally under the 'More Media' tab to the left.
Polls show Trump has lost support in Wisconsin and across the country, as women raise sexual assault allegations against the Republican presidential nominee.
In Green Bay Monday and on social media, Trump said the election will be "rigged" in favor of Democrat Hillary Clinton.
"So many cities are corrupt that voter fraud is very, very common," said Trump, in front of a crowd of nearly 3,000 people, according to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.
There is no evidence that voter fraud is a widespread problem in the United States. Trump points to Pew Research statistics about outdated voter registrations.
"More than 1.8 million deceased individuals right now are listed as voters," he said.
Trump's running mate Mike Pence says the media is "rigging the election" by writing critical stories of Trump. But Pence has stopped short of suggesting voter fraud will have an impact on the result.
Monday morning, Trump tweeted: "Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!"
FOX 11 asked Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker if large-scale voter fraud is happening in Wisconsin.
"Gov. Walker has championed photo ID requirements in Wisconsin, which will be in place this November, to ensure the protection of the integrity of our elections," said spokesman Tom Evenson in a statement.
Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin says more Republican leaders should denounce Trump.
"This is an attack on election systems in states run by Republicans, as well as Democrats. Scott Walker should stand up and say our election system is working just fine," said Baldwin at a press conference Monday morning in Green Bay.
Baldwin says she's worried because Trump's supporters seem to follow whatever he says.
"His tweets, his recitations have an audience that sort of believes anything," said Baldwin. "There's a reason why he says, 'Believe me,' all the time, over and over again in his speeches."
At the rally, a Trump supporter said she believes voter fraud is going to help Clinton.
"I think that Hillary has done enough crooked stuff that it's just par for the course. I'm hoping not, but I don't have a lot of faith in it," said Anna Hudson of Laona.
Another Trump-backer said he thinks the media is giving Clinton an edge.
"I'm not really that worried about voter fraud, as much as, like I say, the rigged part is the media all being so one sided," said Leonard Schmick of Oshkosh.
Trump has focused on Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes. The state hasn't backed a Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan's second term in 1984.
Clinton has not campaigned in the Badger State since before April's primary.
Gov. Walker, who backs Trump, was not at the Green Bay rally Monday night. Neither were Trump supporters Sen. Ron Johnson and congressional candidate Mike Gallagher. They've all distanced themselves from Trump but not denounced him.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has also distanced himself from Trump. Ryan was not there, and Trump never mentioned him by name. But the crowd chanted, "Paul Ryan sucks," while the state Republican Party chairman was speaking.